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Technician in Organic Chemistry - France  

Galapagos (company)


Posted on : 11 May 2017

Project Description

  •  You will be part of the medicinal chemistry group and will contribute to the Drug Discovery projects progression from Hit identification through Lead generation and optimization to the ultimate Pre-Clinical Candidate (PCC) nomination.  
  •  Under the guidance of experienced scientists and in compliance with good safety practices, you will:  
    • Implement the synthesis of new molecules with guidance from supervision
    • Optimize reactions conditions 
    • Ensure the purification of crude products and implementation of separation methods in organic chemistry (e.g. Flash chromatography & preparative LC-MS)
    •  Implement and analyze the molecules from modern analysis methods (e.g. NMR, UPLC, DSC...) 
    •  Extract relevant information from scientific knowledge databases to address synthetic challenges 
    • Report rigorously in due time the different steps of the experiment in laboratory notebook 
    • Be responsible for preventive maintenance of lab equipment 
    • Prepare power-point reports and give oral presentation to update activities on a regular basis 
    • Depending on level of experience, contribute to the identification of the synthetic routes 

  •  0+ year of experience with a bachelor in organic synthesis (for France: DUT/BTS, licence professionnelle) or relevant experience in organic synthesis. 
  • Strong interest in organic synthesis and willing to develop skills 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to be able to work well in both self-managed and team environment. 
  • Effective problem solver and objective driven Flexibility and fast adaptation to new objectives 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in French and English (experimental protocols must be written in English)   

If you are interested in joining a dynamic, open-minded, fast paced, exciting working environment, our company offers you a competitive package.